Tube Cleaners To Strike Again In Fight For Fairness On Olympics Payments And Pay Justice

Transport union RMT said today that tube cleaners working for Initial and ISS will strike again this week in their fight for fair pay and Olympics recognition and reward.

Following rock-solid action around the opening weekend of the Games members are now instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

05:30 hours on Thursday 9th August 2012 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 11th August 2012.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said;

"With the eyes of the world on the London Olympics the many millions enjoying the events around the globe must not forget the London transport cleaners on minimum pay rates doing some of the dirtiest jobs in often appalling conditions with no Olympics recognition and reward whatsoever.

“It is these same staff who have played a key role in keeping services clean and safe who are now forced again by their employers to take action for a living wage and recognition of their Olympics efforts.

"The Olympics has to be about equality, inclusiveness and social justice and that's what our cleaners are standing up for as the spotlight shines on London. Instead of forcing our members back out onto the picket lines these profitable companies should be round the table with us negotiating a fair deal for the cleaners."

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Thursday, 23rd June
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Thursday, 23rd June
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Wednesday, 22nd June
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Tuesday, 21st June
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